Posts made in May, 2017

SYMPOSIUM: ‘The Once and Future Reformation’: The Way of the Spirit. Thurs 25 – Sat 27 May

Posted on May 10, 2017

An opportunity to talk about the current need for renewal and reformation today, in the churches and in the world. Our Symposium will be diverse, ecumenical, and imaginative. Join us for three days of lectures, reflections and discussion on ways of learning from the past, of living in the present and of looking to the future. Keynote speaker: Francis Moloney SDB, AM, STD, D. Phil. (Oxon), D. Univ. (ACU), FAHA Thursday evening 7.30-9.30 he will speak on “Reform: Spirituality and the Person of Jesus: Christian Holiness as Deification (Theiosis).” A talk which points to the strength...

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SRG: Mary Oliver’s Upstream with Donna Ward: Tuesday 16 May 4.30 – 6.00 pm

Posted on May 8, 2017

Mary Oliver’s poetry has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. In this session we will focus on Oliver’s latest book of selected essays, Upstream, in which her themes continue to be the intersection between the human and natural world. We will explore her take on being human in this world where birth, life and death is, simultaneously, an incidental occurrence. And, we will discuss these essays in relationship to the recent collection, The Abundance, from Oliver’s contemporary, Annie Dillard, who also explores the great mysteries of existence. BOOK HERE...

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Carmelite Spiritual Learning Group: Discussion on Suffering: Thursday 1 June, 3.00 – 4.30

Posted on May 6, 2017

SUFFERING – EXPLORING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF AND ATTITUDES TO SUFFERING. Come and join the discussion. This discussion is part of a series of discussions aimed at deepening our own spirituality by exploring Christian topics such as forgiveness, hope, love, the Trinity, Christians as citizens, and other topics as they are suggested  from the people involved. These sessions aim to connect the thinking and talking with daily living – bringing head and heart together and enhancing Christian living. The topic for Thursday 1 June Suffering and the group will meet in the Carmelite Library....

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Library Lecture: Moments of Grace with Gerald O’Collins: Tuesday 6 June 7 – 9 pm

Posted on May 4, 2017

What can lectio divina or ‘holy reading’ look like in practice? What might come to the surface if we surrender ourselves to some biblical passages, which belong to Pentecost (this year on 4 June ), and let the Spirit lead us? Author or co-author of 68 published books, including most recently Letters to Nevie (St Paul’s Publishing, London). BOOK HERE   and pay cash on the night. Book via try booking and pay with credit...

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